Bape has once again teamed up with Medicom Toys on a series of Bearbricks set to release in March. With four colors in total, three of the Bearbricks will be released through regular Bape outlets while the fourth one (navy blue) will be limited to the member’s only Nigo’s Favorite Shop.
Futura Laboratories has dropped some new long-sleeve t-shirts as part of the 07/08 Winter/Spring collection. Four different styles include the World Thought Police, Umbrella Training Facility, Radartein and Reflect Stickers.
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Here’s a look into the future with some of the models Vans has cooked up later this summer. A few pages from the latest Vans catalog pages features upcoming Half-Cabs, Eras, core skate models and the debut of some new lifestyle models.
Busy P, creator and owner of Ed Banger Records took part in the upcoming release of the Influencer Pack of Air Force 1’s. The eclectic DJ and music maker chose a black upper but filled it with interesting and fun messages and doodles. The midsole was given a rainbow treatment, in which Busy P documents on the upper in a short paragraph, stating the difficulty in keeping the design simple. The Influencer Pack will include celebrity designs from around the world, a group of people Nike deems as having an effect on the global landscape. No word yet on availability.
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Occupying a new space and set for re-opening, Lump has created a set of special collaborative products for the relaunch. The retail concept Lump was founded by designers from Whiz and Rebirth as an outlet for their design efforts. Some of the products releasing include Whiz collabos with Disney and design firm 7Stars as well as a Lump x Bearbrick. The Bearbrick will be given away with all purchases over ¥15,000 JPY (approximately $141 USD).
Practicing various forms of expression as a self-taught artist, Taka Hayashi has associated with Vans on previous occasions. He has recently been sought out for another collection of footwear and t-shirts with Vans. His designs can be seen on some of Vans’ signature skate models such as the No Skool 2 Mid, Owens Hi and Rowley “Shambles” Mid. Not slated to release until Fall of 2008.